African Nyabwa Mask made of wood, horns, shells, from the Bete ethnic group of Ivory Coast
Collected in the region of Daoula, in the centre-west of Ivory Coast -
This African Nyabwa Spider Mask from the Bete tribe in Ivory Coast is fascinating and magnificently carved.
The face is hidden behind the horns, the mouth is articulated. These types of masks were used in peace ceremonies, held after an armed conflict. It is also used to frighten a potential enemy, during ceremonies to encourage warriors to go to combat, or at the return of hunters when the hunt was successful. The mask would offer magical protection. There is a horn missing under the right eye.
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- Regione / Paese
- Costa d’Avorio
- Ciprea, Corno, Legno, Panno
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Vintage - usato con visibili segni di usura
- Con supporto incluso
- 37×24×18 cm